Over 340,000 students start first day of school in Perak on Monday (March 20)

IPOH: A total of 342,482 pupils started their first day of school in Perak, says Mohamad Fauzi Mahson.

The Perak Education Department director said that of this, 151,222 are secondary school students and the remaining 191,260 are primary school pupils.

“Today we don’t only see pupils and students feeling excited, but parents as well.

“Some schools, such as SK Meru Raya even had mascots to welcome the students. We can see many entering the school smiling,” he told reporters after visiting the school on Monday (March 20)

Three mascots; Transformers’ Bumblebee and Disney’s Mickey and Minnie Mouse were seen greeting the pupils at the school’s entrance.

SK Meru Raya has 876 pupils and 64 teachers, and 143 of these students are entering Standard One.

Mohd Fauzi said there are more than 37,000 teachers in the state who are teaching in Perak.

“From the figure, 16,887 are teaching at secondary schools and another 20,441 are stationed at 852 primary schools,” he said, adding that there are 253 secondary schools in Perak.

“We also have 242 new teachers, including 169 teachers at secondary schools and 73 at primary schools,” he said.

Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Next In Nation

Cops raid online scam call centre in Kajang, 16 nabbed
Bernas increases rice imports by 150,000 tonnes to prevent supply disruption
Court allows stay on order for release of Amri's disappearance classified report
Temperatures not predicted to exceed 38�C even at height of upcoming El Nino, says Nik Nazmi
Find a common ground, not differences, Ahmad Zahid tells Umno delegates
1MDB, subsidiaries get leave to continue lawsuit against Jho Low's associate
Semiconductor factory fined RM30,000 for polluting Sungai Melaka with effluent
Not compulsory for govt to release Double Six tragedy report, says Transport Minister
An isolated incident, says Speaker of Opposition's audit debate boycott
Conference of Rulers will make final decision on 'Allah' use issue, says Sultan Sharafuddin

Others Also Read